2020 - Position 87
Updated: May 15
Money Play. How should Red play 51?
11/10, 6/1 is an entirely reasonable play and it is certainly not an error. However, just beating it is the very prosaic 8/2.
In a very level position not giving White sevens and most eights to hit it correct. Red’s position after 8/2 is fine and he can just hope for something better next time.
Sometimes the quiet play is correct and this position is a demonstration of that idea.